The Byron Youth Service’s Mullumbimby Cottage, which supports young people mainly referred through the local high school, is an old building and in dire need of some love, say youth service staff.
Deb Pearse says, ‘A single decrepit toilet serves the 40 or more young people who attend the cottage every week, and queues are common.’
‘There are concrete troughs to wash up and one cramped room for activities.
Local people built the cottage for a widow and her boys after her husband was killed in the World War 11. When the boys grew up, she returned it to the community.
She says staff would like to see two toilets and modern washbasins installed, with a large, open-space activity room out the back, with long tables and storage cupboards – and they’re asking for your help.
‘Young people here have completed amazing projects over the years,’ says Pearse.
‘Please support them by visiting their fundraising page. Young People Matter!’